Château Mouton Rothschild 2000 Paulliac
Origin: Paulliac, Haut-Médoc, Bordeaux, France
Blend: cabernet sauvignon 86%, merlot 15%
Producer's Notes: The wine has an attractively deep colour with a garnet hue and an open, complex nose dominated by notes of humus and fern along with jammy fruit and prunes.
Full on the attack, it shows opulence and attractive substance over close-knit, caressing tannins, developing intense roast coffee notes set off by a lovely reminder of the humus aromas on the nose.
The powerful, full-bodied finish lingers long on the palate, revealing the expression and sheer class of great Mouton vintages, reminiscent in its richness and harmony of the very fine 1986.